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Pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine is also known as: Pneumovax 23

Pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine Pregnancy Warnings

Pneumococcal 23-valent vaccine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Pneumococcal vaccine 23-valent vaccine is only recommended for use in pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of pneumococcal 23-valent vaccine into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering pneumococcal 23-valent vaccine to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine, polyvalent)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine, polyvalent)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.

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